Owen, Laura and Emmit Gress at the 2017 Junior Olympics on the Fourth of July.

Sea Isle City plans to decorate the sky this Fourth of July with a spectacular display of fireworks the entire family will love. But before you find your spot for the show, there are several fun activities to enjoy throughout the day.


First, you can head over to Dealy Field for the Junior Olympics that start at 9:30am. Assisted by volunteers from the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City, children ages 3 to 13 will participate in friendly competitions including throwing, running and jumping. At the end of the Junior Olympics, medals will be awarded to the top three entrants from each competition in a podium ceremony. Don’t forget to bring bottled water, hats, sunscreen and, of course, your camera to capture these unforgettable moments.


Take advantage of Sea Isle City’s beautiful beaches throughout the day, and don’t forget to sport your red, white and blue swimwear. You will also need a beach tag this year; Wednesdays are typically free beach days in Sea Isle City, except when it falls on the holiday as it does this year. Tags can be purchased at the Welcome Center (300 JFK Blvd.) as well as at City Hall or via the mobile app, Viply. Tags cost $5 (daily), $10 (weekly) and $25 (season).


After dinner, make your way to Excursion Park at JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue for an Independence Day concert featuring the Patriot Brass Ensemble, starting at 7:30pm. Patriotic favorites from John Philip Sousa and others are sure to have you singing and swaying along. The fireworks will be launched off a barge near 50th Street beach at 9pm, and can be seen for miles.


In the event of inclement weather, a rain date and information will be provided via the “Rained Out” cancellation system and on the tourism website, visitsicnj.com. You can register for event-cancellation text messages by texting “sicalert” to “84483” on your smartphone or by signing up for texts and emails on visitsicnj.com.

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